Everyone who has followed this blog knows that I have been on a quest. This past weekend put me one step closer to fulfilling my ultimate objective. Yes, we are talking about my Milky Way photography. Friday evening was almost perfect for night-time shooting, as the area I had traveled to does not suffer from light pollution. With that being the case, I am always impressed with the night skies in the Southern Tier region of New York State. The stars are so abundant one cant help but be memorised by the night skies.
My shots: First off, I used a 10 mm ultra wide-angle lens on this shoot. I also took into consideration that my canon 7d camera has an image sensor of 1.6 mm, and by doing a little math, I knew that my effective focal length was 16 mm. Now employing the rule of 600, I knew that I would need to expose my image sensor for 40 seconds to capture the image without any star movement.
This shot employed an ISO of 3200 at 10 mm for 30 seconds.
My next shot saw the sensor exposed for an additional 10 seconds.
Although these shots are better than my last, I still have a particular composition in mind. To date the milky way can be seen on any clear night directly overhead. I will need to wait until winter to achieve the angle I wish to shoot at. Also I am going to search out a location in which I will be at a higher elevation.
Until next post .
SHOOT 2 THRILL